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"Don't give your 100%. Never. Once you gave, managers will start expecting more than that." - My mentor.

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  • 17
    Facts.

    Told this story somewhere else on here, but I'll tell it again:

    Had a school assignment that wanted me to loop through a list or dictionary then print a sentence. Obviously, he wanted me to get 4 sentences out of 1. But fuck that. I used 4 print statements and got full credit. Took all of 30 seconds on the question lol
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    I'm giving it my 100%.

    On the first 4 days of the 2-week sprint.

    Then I spend some time on a hobby project on day 5 & 6. Play some games on 7 & 8. Masturbate my way through day 9.

    On day 10, I use git rebase -i on my branches using HEAD~$(git rev-list --count master..HEAD), with exec (x) and GIT_AUTHOR_DATE in a script to spread all the commits out over the last 10 working days, between 11AM and 2AM.

    LOOK, I HAVE WORKED UNTIL 2AM, EVERY SINGLE FUCKING DAY, EVEN WHEN I WAS UNCONSCIOUS AT THE HOSPITAL AFTER THAT CAR ACCIDENT.
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    @Condor Fact. I like that way. Thanks man. 😊
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    @bittersweet Wow. 🀩

    Is possible to share that script. I gonna try on my company. 😬
  • 0
    @Condor the only sane and professional answer... Thank you!
  • 0
    Nice LPT.
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    Well... I like to work at 100% (do things correctly and make sure I know what i m doing) so I don't need to work at 200% like everyone else that writes code that crashes in Production.
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    @maxx if you really feel that what your mentor gave you is good advice then I bet your manager is a piece of shit and is toxic to your work/life balance. They should be inspiring/motivating their team to perform 100%, giving timely feedback on your performance, helping you grow in your career path and more

    @billgates touchè
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    @LrdShaper Yeah man, he does. 😐
  • 0
    Lots of really good advice in this post and the comments πŸ‘Œ
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    Well to be perfectly honest, in my humble opinion, of course without offending anyone who thinks differently from my point of view, but also by looking into this matter in a different perspective and without being condemning of one's view and by trying to make it objectified, and by considering each and every one's valid opinion, I honestly believe that I completely forgot what I was going to say.
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    Another one is office politics. Beware of your teammates.
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    @Condor once upon a time πŸ˜‚
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    Im more like give only 100% when its reaaaaaly necessary. Otherwise im like: nah, low power is enough.
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